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Students, faculty and staff, and parents gather in the Gym on Thursday for an assembly to mark the end of the first school year in Manhattan Country School's new home.

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The Lion King, Jr.

Eighth-Graders Perform The Lion King, Jr.

Date: 06/17/2017
This week, Manhattan Country School's eighth-graders delivered three performances of "The Lion King, Jr." The production was directed by Nehemiah Luckett and featured the school's oldest students in the following roles: Rafiki: Osiris/Jonah Mufasa: Myles Sarabi: Aiyana Zazu: Malia/Jan Scar: Jack Young Simba: Isabel Simba: Malik Young Nala: Jenna Nala: Anais Sarafina: Brandon Banzai:... Read more
Meet the Bobs and Tweets

Jay's 2017 Summer Reading List for Lower School Students

Date: 06/16/2017
Each summer for the past 10 years, I’ve shared summer reading lists with the MCS community. There is one for the Lower School, one for the Upper School and one for parents. While I take books and reading rather seriously, the intent of these lists is for enjoyment. Over the years, I have been so very fortunate to build such meaningful relationships with children through stories and books. I’ve... Read more
The Girl Who Drank the Moon

Jay's 2017 Summer Reading List for Upper School Students

Date: 06/16/2017
Each summer for the past 10 years, I’ve shared summer reading lists with the MCS community. There is one for the Lower School, one for the Upper School and one for parents. While I take books and reading rather seriously, the intent of these lists is for enjoyment. Over the years, I have been so very fortunate to build such meaningful relationships with children through stories and books. I’ve... Read more
MCS Class of 2017 Graduation Night

Class of 2017 Says Goodbye to MCS

Date: 06/15/2017
On Wednesday, June 14, 2017, 22 eighth-graders graduated from Manhattan Country School. In a ceremony shared with faculty and staff and friends and family, the graduates offered the following thoughts about their time at MCS and whether they are ready to leave. View Graduation Pictures Tai (Groton School) Salad Days (plural noun): a time of youthful inexperience or indiscretion. That's how... Read more
Tell Me How It Ends

Jay's 2017 Summer Reading List for Grown-Ups

Date: 06/13/2017
Hello Manhattan Country School parents and community! It’s that time of year again—the end of the school year and the time for summer reading lists. For those not initiated yet, I come out with three reading lists before the summer break: Lower School, Upper School and Grown-ups. Grown-ups? But you don’t teach the grown-ups, Jay! I don’t, but several years ago some parents asked me about... Read more
Gus and Marty Trowbridge

Honoring Gus and Marty on Founders' Day

Date: 05/18/2017
Founders' Day at Manhattan Country School is Friday, May 26. We honor Gus and Marty Trowbridge and their commitment to creating a school with a progressive academic program steeped in experiential learning and a steadfast commitment to diversity and equity.  How Gus and Marty’s Early Years Shaped Their Vision For Manhattan Country School Lyndon B. Johnson entered his second term as president... Read more
2017 MLK Living the Dream Book Award Winners

NYC Fifth-Graders Present 2017 Living the Dream Book Award to I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark

Date: 05/16/2017
On Monday, May 15, fifth-graders from Manhattan Country School, Central Park East II and Children’s Workshop School presented the MLK Living the Dream Book Award to the children’s book I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark, written by Debbie Levy and illustrated by Elizabeth Baddeley, in a ceremony at Manhattan Country School. The award is presented to a children’s picture book that... Read more
Campaign Council

MCS Announces Public Phase of $15 Million Comprehensive Campaign

Date: 05/05/2017
Manhattan Country School has launched the public phase of Expanding Purpose: The Campaign for the Future of Manhattan Country School. The five-year comprehensive campaign aims to raise $15 million. MCS Board Chair Michael Patterson made the announcement April 29, 2017, at Big Night Out!, the school’s annual gala in support of sliding-scale tuition. “This campaign is not about a shiny new... Read more
Nassim Zerriffi, MCS history teacher

Teachers and Staff Take Curriculum and Best Practices Beyond MCS

Date: 04/21/2017
Source: LREIManhattan Country School is known for its innovative, progressive curriculum and leadership in diversity and social justice. This year, many MCS teachers and staff members have given presentations or led workshops based on the work they are doing at variety of conferences. In January, Nassim Zerriffi, seventh and eighth grade history teacher and activism coordinator, presented “... Read more
6-7s Lunch

MCS Kitchen Takes Stock of the Ways We Support MCS' Sustainability Mission

Date: 04/21/2017
As the MCS Kitchen (La Cocina) looked forward to celebrating the 47th Annual Earth Day, we took a moment to consider the ways in which our food program supports Manhattan Country School’s sustainability mission, which took root around the same time that Gaylord Nelson, then a U.S. senator from Wisconsin, conceived of a day in celebration of the Earth. A big part of our efforts to connect our... Read more

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